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Ngāi Tahu jeweller wins CNZ Fellowship

Creative New Zealand’s $100,000 2015 Craft/Object Fellowship has been awarded to Ngāi Tahu artist/jeweller Areta Wilkinson of Canterbury. Areta recently completed a doctoral thesis examining concepts of taonga relevant to her own contemporary practice and she says the fellowship will enable her to complete further work relevant to her thesis. Her project, Hine-Āhua: Absences and…

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WHAKAPAIPAI: Jewellery as pepeha

To find out about cultural identity, you have to return to the home fires, to the kaik, the whānau and the whenua. Areta Wilkinson understood that when she returned to Christchurch eight years ago, driven by a desire to reconnect and find out more about her whakapapa. Areta (Ngāi Tahu –Ngāti Irakehu) was always aware…

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20th August 2013
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Ngāi Tahu Pounamu goes to New York

Twelve pieces of Ngāi Tahu Pounamu carved by Te Waipounamu Māori Heritage Centre in Hokitika, will be showcased with other luxury New Zealand products at Couture Fashion Week in New York on Saturday 7 September. Couture Fashion Week is a multi-day event showcasing couture and luxury fashion. The event is staged twice a year in…